Saikat Chakrabarti

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Saikat Chakrabarti


Saikat Chakrabarti lives in Knoxville Tennessee. From Fort Worth Texas. Now serves as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Chief of Staff.

Background

The 32-year-old Fort Worth native came to the Sanders campaign after growing disillusioned with the tech world. He co-founded Mockingbird, a web design tool, and then built up the product team at the payment processor Stripe. That followed a brief stint on Wall Street right out of Harvard.

Education

Harvard University Computer Science 2003 – 2007.

Ocasio-Cortez campaign

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2018, Campaign Chair. New York City.

Brand New Congress

Brand New Congress Co-founder, Apr 2016 – Aug 2017.

In 2016 Saikat Chakrabarti was a board member of Brand New Congress.

Bernie 2016

Bernie 2016, Director of Organizing Technology. Burlington, VT.

Built tools for volunteer teams to organize to get Bernie Sanders elected. Involved in conceptualizing and implementing national voter contact programs.[1]

Justice Democrats

In December 2016, Cenk Uygur, Kyle Kulinski, a Young Turks network colleague who hosts "Secular Talk," and Zack Exley and Saikat Chakrabarti, top Bernie Sanders campaign staffers launched Justice Democrats, a Political Action Committee (PAC) that "aims to recruit and fund a slate of primary challengers under an anti-corporate, progressive banner."[2]

Saikat Chakrabarti, Justice Democrats executive director, was director of organizing technology for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.[3]

Key people Swearingen campaign

A co-management team of Walt Sarkees, of Morgantown, and Brandi Miller, of Buckhannon, will handle day-to-day operations. Teri Dalton, also of Morgantown, has been named campaign treasurer. Saikat Chakrabarti, Justice Democrats executive director and former director of organizing technology for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, will remain as coordinating liaison to the Paula Jean Swearengin for US Senate campaign.[4]

References

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  2. The Young Turks Really, Really Don't Want You to Compare Them to Breitbart, accessed May 17, 2017
  3. [httCandidate seeks U.S. Senate postp://www.theintermountain.com/news/communities/2018/02/candidate-seeks-u-s-senate-post/ Feb 1 2018 The Inter Mountain]
  4. [httCandidate seeks U.S. Senate postp://www.theintermountain.com/news/communities/2018/02/candidate-seeks-u-s-senate-post/ Feb 1 2018 The Inter Mountain]